Departments & Administration

The City of Kamloops is governed by a nine-member Council that is elected every four years. Council appoints the Chief Administrative Officer to manage the operation of the entire City. Learn more about each department below. 

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Chief Administrative Officer's Office

Council appoints the Chief Administrative Officer to manage the operation of the entire organization. Programs and service levels are guided by the Council Strategic Plan, which sets out goals, objectives, and priorities. Administration’s main goals are to manage the City's infrastructure in a cost-effective and safe manner while diversifying our economy, reducing our carbon footprint, maintaining our high quality of life, and providing excellent service delivery for our citizens.

The Executive Assistant (EA) to the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) works directly with the CAO to ensure the efficient operation of the CAO's office. The EA coordinates and manages the Corporate Strategic Plan in order to meet the goals, objectives, and priorities in the Council Strategic Plan. The EA also manages all other corporate strategic documents and works with the City’s directors to ensure goals are met.

David A. Trawin, MCIP, RPP, MURP
Chief Administrative Officer

Shannon Wallis, Executive Assistant

Communications and Community Engagement

The Communications and Community Engagement Division is a one-stop shop for the communications and public engagement needs of all City departments. The division has eight staff who are responsible for creating and implementing communications and engagement plans.

Tammy Robertson, MA
Communications and Community Engagement Manager

Corporate Services and Community Safety

The Corporate Services and Community Safety Department (CSCS) has an annual operating budget of $53.2 million, five divisions, and 386 City and contract employees. CSCS is accountable for the operation of Kamloops Fire Rescue, Community Safety and Enforcement Division, Information Technology, Legislative Services, municipal support staff for the RCMP, and contracted RCMP. We are also responsible for conducting elections and referendums and handling Freedom of Information requests.

David Duckworth, P.Eng., MBA
Corporate Services and Community Safety Director

Bertina Mitchell, Office Services Supervisor

Development and Engineering Services

The Development and Engineering Services Department (DES) has an annual operating budget of $22 million and is responsible for providing services to the community to ensure that buildings and infrastructure are constructed in a safe and environmentally sensitive manner. DES also ensures that land use reflects the public's interest, as expressed in the Official Community Plan and other applicable bylaws and policies and as prescribed by Council. The diversity of services offered within DES is large and includes planning, engineering, building inspection, business licensing, land use enforcement, managing the City's real estate holdings, and public transit. A key component of our operations is public engagement, which allows us to stay current with society's evolving social, economic, and environmental conditions.

Marvin Kwiatkowski, P.Eng.
Development and Engineering Services Director

Emily Nelson, DES Administrative Supervisor


The Finance Department has four divisions and 41 employees and is accountable for the financial operation of the City. The Finance Department is set up with five key areas: Financial Services, Budget and Planning, Revenue, Purchasing and Inventory Control, and Risk Management. Each area has its own focus to provide support and information to both internal and external customers.

Kathy Humphrey, CPA, CA
Finance Director

Crystal Gelineau, Office Service Assistant

Human Resources

The Human Resources Department oversees employee relations, recruitment and selection, training and development, compensation, and occupational health and safety.

Lori Rilkoff, MSc, CHRP
Human Resources Director

Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Services

Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Services (PRCS) comprises the Parks and Civic Facilities Division and the Recreation, Social Development, and Culture Division. Together they offer an extensive array of programs, services, parks, and facilities. PRCS staff are committed to providing the residents of Kamloops every opportunity to pursue an extraordinary quality of life. 

Byron McCorkell
Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Services Director

Tammy Blundell, Office Services Supervisor

Public Works and Utilities

The Public Works and Utilities Department (PWU) works to provide the residents of Kamloops with the core services they need to work and play in our great city. PWU’s four key divisions are the Capital Projects Division, the Streets and Environmental Services Division, the Trades Division, and the Utility Services Division. Day in and day out, PWU staff treat and pump clean drinking water, collect waste and recycling, paint road markings, manage capital projects, and maintain the fleet of vehicles and equipment that we use to provide these services. PWU serves a population base of more than 86,000 residents and comprises a workforce in excess of 200 employees.

Jen Fretz, P.Eng.
Public Works and Utilities Director

Modesta Luca, Office Services Supervisor